Point Localization: On the radial side of the wrist in a depression between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons, found when the thumb is tilted upward.

TCM Actions: Expels Wind. Releases the Exterior. Stops pain. Analgesia. Clears Heat. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Benefits ears, nose and eyes.

Indications: Aversion to Cold. Fever. Sneeze. Pain in the wrist and hand. Contraction of the fingers. Manic behavior. Inappropriate laughter. See ghosts (psychosis). Fear. Bleeding, nosebleed. Tinnitus. Deafness. Earache. Redness, swelling in the eye. Lacrimation. Toothache.

Target area: Ears. Nose. Eyes. Teeth. Elbow. Forearm. Fist.

Point Name and Meaning: Yangxi – Yang Stream

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: King (river). Fire.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.